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202 West Village H
Boston, MA 02115

Biography

Norbert Ludant is a PhD student in the Information Assurance program at Northeastern University’s College of Computer and Information Science, advised by Professor Guevara Noubir. He received a BS degree in Communication Systems Engineering in 2015, and MS degrees in Telecommunications Engineering and Multimedia and Communications in 2017, from the University Carlos III de Madrid. During these years he did internships both in industry, in Alcatel-Lucent, and in academia, at the 5G Innovation Centre, University of Surrey, where he was involved in large-scale antenna systems research under an European Erasmus+ grant. He joined IMDEA Networks Institute in 2017, where he has worked on traffic profiling, network optimization, and anticipatory networking, all evaluated with real traffic data. He also joined the Signal Processing Group at University Carlos III de Madrid in 2018, where he worked in novel approaches for channel coding. His research interests are in the area of broadband wireless communications, signal processing, security, privacy, and new emerging wireless technologies, among others.

Education

  • MS in Telecommunications Engineering, University Carlos III de Madrid – Spain
  • MS in Multimedia and Communication, University Carlos III de Madrid – Spain
  • BS in Communication Systems Engineering, University Carlos III de Madrid – Spain

About Me

  • Hometown: Madrid, Spain
  • Field of Study: Wireless Communication
  • PhD Advisors: Guevara Noubir

What are the specifics of your graduate education (thus far)?

I am a PhD candidate at CCIS.

What are your research interests?

My research interests lie primarily in the area of wireless communications. Although I had always investigated how to improve efficiency or boost data rates, I have also realized that there are many security issues which are in fact as important.

What’s one problem you’d like to solve with your research/work?

I would like to be able to analyze new wireless communications vulnerabilities and come up with novel ideas to improve privacy and security aspects, preserving users’ personal information.

What aspect of what you do is most interesting?

I believe most people do not realize how much of their personal information is being exposed by using communication systems. Moreover, information is a very valuable resource nowadays, and there is a big interest in data collection.

What are your research or career goals, going forward?

I would like to implement real systems which are resilient to attacks, not only from a theoretical point of view, but with a practical approach.